Hypocrisy Characterizes Politicians and Religious Leaders in Germany

by DR. SAMI ALRABAA May 14, 2015

Hypocrisy is a major characteristic of the human race. However, according to some social studies politicians and religious leaders are major hypocrites in society. They use the media to advance their own propagandistic interests. When they stand in front of journalists and reporters they promise the moon. In practice, however, they do little or rather nothing to implement what they preach.   

After the break-out of the civil war in Syria, I have tried to help people there, most recently those Christians who are being persecuted by Islamists and jihadists. Islamists kidnap Christian women and rape them. Christian men, women and children are kidnapped and released after paying big sums of ransoms, otherwise they are killed.

Almost one year ago I wrote letters to the President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Hannelore Kraft the governor of Northrhein Westfelia (NRW). I also wrote to religious leaders of both, the Catholic and Protestant Church also in Germany appealing for help for persecuted Christian Syrians.

I highlighted the fact that a priest and three other Christians were killed by Islamists in Qatana, in the south-west of Damascus.

I promised to undertake all the expenses arising from helping 20 Christian Syria refugees to Germany.

One year ago I said, "If we do not help now, the number of victims will dramatically rise."

A couple of months ago I received a letter from the office of the President of Germany, written by an employee of the president's office. The office boy wrote, "Sorry, the president can not help you and cannot help the Syrian refugees."

The president, Mr. Gauck has been travelling the world, and is still doing so with his girl friend, from Paraguay to Uruguay. He had no time to reply to my appeal for help.

By the way, before Gauck became the president of Germany he was a protestant priest in East Germany, called at the time the DDR. Yet he had deserted his wife and has been living with his girl friend.

Before pulling down the so called Berlin wall which separated communist East Germany from West Germany, Gauck never criticised the communist regime. After the re-unification and all of a sudden, Gauck started criticising the regime of East Germany. What is this? This is sheer hypocrisy!

Nowadys, every time he stands in front of journalist or attends a public event, he demands help for the Syrian people, especially Christians. In his letter to me, however, he refused to help.

Bishops of both Churches, the Catholic and Protestant also replied and "regretted" being unable to help Christian Syrian refugees. The Catholic bishop even promised to pray for those refugees. Oh, how nice of him! God and Christ up there will be also grateful for that gesture!

By the way, in Germany, the state collects taxes for its major religions. Last year in 2014, the state collected for both churches, the Catholic and Protestant, 10 billion Euros; 5 billion Euros for each Church. Not bad for people who only preach and do nothing.

In addition, hundreds of priests have so far been accused of abusing young boys and girls. So far, though, those culprits are still free. They enjoy tax-payer money in return for what? Oh for praying for the Syrian Christian refugees. This is really a great job! 

Two months ago the number of those who were killed by Islamists and jihadists in Qatana rose to 27 victims, among them many children and women! Gauck, Kraft, and religious leaders watch all those atrocities and spell crocodile tears!

Had Gauck and the bishops helped, those Christian Syrians would still be living.

The same Gauck and the Governor of NRW and other public figures showed gloomy faces during the holy mass held for those who were killed at the crash of the plane of the German Wing some months ago.

Such German politicians and religious leaders are actually good actors! They change behaviour which suits their interests. In public they show crocodile tears and use emotional texts. They are very good at that. In private, however, they do the contrary.

These days German politicians, in particular Gauck, Kraft and their ilk have attended events related to marking 70 years of Holocaust atrocities by the German Nazis.

I'm pretty sure that if such politicians had been approached by victims of the Nazi regime 70 years ago seeking help and protection for themselves and relatives, they (German politicians and religious leaders) would have said, "Sorry, we cannot help you.."

Yet crocodile tears will be rolled out over and over again. Crocodile tears are essential means for hypocritical games played by certain politicians and religious leaders.

Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. He has taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University. He also writes for the Jerusalem Post and is the author of the book: “Veiled Atrocities”, published by Prometheus, New York 2010 .


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